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Tuesday, 2019 May 07th

Danielle Gillespie

Saline resident Danielle Gillespie will celebrate 10 years of life since her glioblastoma (GBM) diagnosis from 4-5:30 p.m. on May 8 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She will be joined by fellow 10-year GBM survivors, their family and friends, and their medical care teams as they celebrate by releasing live butterflies at 5:30 p.m.

Community News

Monday, 2019 May 06th

Saline City Council has postponed its May 6 meeting due to a lack of quorum.

Mayor Brian Marl and Councillors Linda TerHaar and Jack Ceo are in Brecon, Wales, visiting Saline's sister city. That left only four councillors for Monday's meeting. It's unclear who else is missing, but it could be Councillor Christen Mitchell, who announced on Facebook that her vehicle broke down in Buckley, Mich.

Council was scheduled to discuss:


Saturday, 2019 May 04th

Adam Roehm, a 22-year-old Saline resident, learned to shear sheep from his grandpa, Larry Roehm on the family farm on Schill Road.

“I sheared my first full sheep just before my 14th birthday,” Roehm said Saturday, after giving a public demonstration on the sheep the Drake Farm has given to the Rentschler Farm Museum for year.

Today, Roehm, who graduated from Saline High School in 2015, is probably Washtenaw County’s busiest sheep shearers, shearing 8,000 to 9,000 sheep a year.


The Sun’s apparently decided to sleep in this spring.

Following months of back-and-forth between the township and the company, a rezoning application submitted by Wacker Chemical will soon head to the Pittsfield Board of Trustees with a recommendation from the planning commission: do not approve this request.


It was billed as a night to watch the Avengers at Emagine Theatre. But, as usual, the Foundation for Saline Area Schools spring reception was a celebration of the superheroes who’ve cultivated one of the best school districts in the state.

The reception was held Thursday evening. Guests paid $20 a ticket for a special screening of Avengers: End Game. They also watched as the foundation presented a check for $86,000 to the school district, honored volunteers and trustees, and announced the latest class to be inducted into the FSAS Hall of Fame.


Friday, 2019 May 03rd


Saline’s brightest students were honored during a banquet at Saline High School, Thursday. They, in turn, honored their most influential educators.


Thursday, 2019 May 02nd

Saline Stingerz 10U Fastpitch

The Saline Stingerz Fastpitch 10U team, made up entirely of fifth grade girls from Heritage Elementary, posted an impressive 8 – 3 victory over the vaunted Foster Oilers in the Championship game of this past weekend’s NSA Early Bird Bash Tournament, held in Davison, Michigan (April 27, 28). The tournament win, the first of the year in the first tournament of the 2019 campaign for the Stingerz, earned the team a bid to the NSA 10U Fastpitch World Series (Rockford, Illinois, July 17 – 21).


Team Tags Day and Saline Area Youth Baseball & Softball are joining efforts to provide an important community event. Join us on May 11th as we support Coach Sontag and his ongoing battle against Leukemia. 

Saline High School’s Varsity team has a doubleheader vs Dexter at noon. 

Families and players from the SAYBS organization are invited to participate in this event. All SAYBS (both travel and recreation) are encouraged to show up in uniform. At 11:30 a.m. all youth ball players will be invited on the field during the National Anthem. Game starts at 12:00.


Saline Area Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2019-20 school year.


Are you spring cleaning yet? If you find unwanted gently used jewelry, bags, scarves, or other accessories, Saline Area Senior Center is looking for donations for our upcoming bag and jewelry sale in September.

April showers bring May flowers, goes the saying.

So after the third rainiest April in recorded history, what does Mother Nature give us to start May? More rain.


A community prayer gathering will be held on Thursday, May 2 to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The event will be held in the community boardroom at Liberty School, located at 7265 N. Ann Arbor Street in Saline.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with the following detailed timeline:


Wednesday, 2019 May 01st

s of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, , the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) has re-opened Platt Road between Stony Creek Road and Willow Road in York Township. It had been closed earlier in the day due to water over the roadway.

There are still areas, especially in Southeast Washtenaw County, that have water over the road. WCRC encourages drivers to use extreme caution. Report water over the road by calling (734) 761-1500. 

Happy Friday!

Have you or anyone you know lost a loved one? Does it seem like it's hard to find the right kind of support sometimes?

We wanted to share an upcoming event with you - a group designed for those who have experienced loss and would benefit from a supportive space to explore healing. The group is facilitated by a trained counselor who has lead numerous groups and has published a powerful book on grief. 

Here are the details:


Have you ever had an Aha moment? One in which you gained a long-awaited insight or figured out the answer to a question that had been long evading you? Just like other medical practitioners, mental health therapists sometimes get stumped in figuring out how exactly to help a client, and we too have our aha moments! Often we are challenged when a client presents with various “symptoms” i.e. behaviors that are visible on the surface, but doesn’t respond well to what we think of as evidence-based treatment.


As of Wednesday, May at 11 a.m., The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) has closed Platt Road, between Willow Road and Stony Creek Road in York Township due to water over the road. The road will remain closed to the traveling public until further notice.

Woodland Meadows teachers and administrators have begun disseminating the concepts presented in Stephen R. Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and will continue instilling the books' concepts in Saline's children.


A family style restaurant received Pittsfield’s last available liquor license last week, following a unanimous decision made by the Pittsfield Board of Trustees.